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High School Pick Up Hockey
  High School pick up hockey will start on Tuesday April...
El Paso Summer Team Practice/Tryouts - THIS WEEKEND
Sorry for the late notice, but here is info for those that are interested. Renee If...
Fundraiser for Humboldt Scholarship sponsored by UNM Lobo Hockey
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NM Player Development Camp
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High School Pick Up Hockey


High School pick up hockey will start on Tuesday April 24th from 7pm – 8pm at the Outpost Ice Arena and continue every Tuesday night until the end of July. (Tuesday July 3rd is blacked out.)

High School age players, incoming freshman through graduating seniors, from all associations are welcome.

Registration is now open on the NM Ice Website with two options: Paying for the whole season at a discount (14 sessions) or paying a drop-in fee as you go. Details are on the website.


Teams will be formed based on attendance each day and full ice scrimmages will take place. Goalies will share net minding if more than two show up on any given day. All sessions will be supervised by an on-ice coach to insure a good hockey experience is had by all, but players will be allowed creativity and freedom in their play. 

A designated coach or representative will be available to collect drop in fees each session. Fees will not be paid at the front desk to the Outpost Ice Arena.

All players must register in advance, even drop in players, so we have their USA Hockey # on file, and they agree to our code of conduct.

For specific questions, or if you’re willing to help as a qualified coach, please contact Coach Matt. 

We hope to see many of your players soon!


Matt Coulombe

NM Ice Bantam/HS Coach

by posted 04/21/2018
El Paso Summer Team Practice/Tryouts - THIS WEEKEND

Sorry for the late notice, but here is info for those that are interested.


If you could please forward to those that were interested, would be greatly appreciated –

Practice Times have been posted for this coming Saturday and Sunday.
4/21 - 3:15pm - 8U & 10U players
4/21 - 5:00pm - 12U, 14U players & 12U/14U Lady Rhinos

4/22 - 8:45am - 12U, 14U players & 12U/14U Lady Rhinos
4/22 - 9:45am - 8U & 10U players

For all those that are interested, please send the information requested below. We need to start sending in payments and team information this week to the tournament director. 

For the first weekend, we will not be having dryland training or rapid shot team training. 

Previous Emails - 

Out of town player cost - $250 – would like to have players attend as many practices as possible but not required. 

The El Paso Rhinos are proud to announce that the El Paso Rhinos Travel Hockey Organization will be taking multiple teams to Las Vegas, NV during Memorial Day weekend May 25th thru 28th. The goal is to send a team at all levels – 8U through High School including Lady Rhino teams. The Tournament will be using 2018-19 age classifications – 8U (2010-11), 10U (2008-09), 12U (2006-07), & 14U (2004-05).

This is NOT a Stay and Play tournament. Parents and players are welcome to stay where they like. However, hotel options will be made available. 

Plan of events –

Practices will be conducted on weekends.  We will also have team training session during these weekends.  Players will be required to attend a minimum 3 of the 5 practices weekends prior to the tournament.  Practices will be held the weekends of:

April 21st and 22nd – Tryout for all interested players
April 28th and 29th
May 5th and 6th  
May 12th and 13th  
May 19th and 20th  

Dry land team training sessions will be held on Saturday afternoons at the El Paso Rhinos Training Center (3945 Doniphan Park Circle) with practices following on Saturdays and Sundays at the El Paso County Events Center (4100 E Paisano).  We will then practice again Sunday mornings. 

All teams will be coached by the General Manager of the El Paso Rhinos/12U Selects Coach Corey Heon as well as Youth Hockey Director/UTEP Miners Club Hockey Coach Tom Herman. Other assistant coaches will be announced as the tournament approaches. 



·     Practice and training - 

o    Min. 15 hours of on ice practices

o    Min. 5 hours of off ice training at the El Paso Rhinos Training Center

o    Min. 5 hours of team training in the Rapid Shot (www.rapidshot.com

·         Tournament fees

·         Rhinos Summer Team jersey and socks with NAMEPLATES (players will keep)

Cost - $450, out of town players only $250

Additional players may be added from other states to complete the rosters as the tournament approaches that may require special exceptions/exemptions.


If your player is interested, I do need the following information –

1.       Player commitment if selected for the team – availability for practices, training, tournament

2.       Jersey numbers – please send 3 jersey number. Please also send correct spelling of last name for nameplates.

3.       Jersey size – jersey sizes comparable current Travel Rhino Jerseys as well as CCM/Reebok jerseys

4.       Birthdate

5.       2018-19 USA Hockey Number – players will be able to renew April 1

6.       Position

If your player or know of any player that is interested in playing in this tournament, please email Tom Herman at   or call 915-491-7879.  Thanks,


Tom Herman

Youth Hockey Director

915-491-7879 (Cell)

915-479-7825 (Office)



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by posted 04/21/2018
Fundraiser for Humboldt Scholarship sponsored by UNM Lobo Hockey

Hello all.  Coach Grant Harvey and the Lobo hockey team have created a Scholarship opportunity for a Humboldt player.  Please leave an encouraging note if you fell you can help.  




The Lobos would like to generate a scholarship as a gesture of empathy and to support this town and team amidst their grieving. Please help us achieve our goal of 5,000 to award to a player who will be continuing on to college and award him scholarship to ease his financial burden. Lets help rebuild the Humboldt community's spirit.  

I encourage you to share this post.  

Thank you,

On April 6, 2018, the Humboldt Broncos team bus collided with a semi and suffered 15 deaths and…

by posted 04/14/2018
NM Player Development Camp

The Land of Enchantment Amateur Hockey Association (LOEAHA) is proud to announce the 2018 New Mexico Player Selection Camp (NMPDC) to be held April 21, 2018 at The MAC Arena in Rio Rancho. The PDC is an opportunity for boys with birth years 2001 - 2004 to demonstrate their abilities and compete for the state allocated roster spots to attend advanced District Player Camps.

This year the NMPSC evaluation process will consist of skill based on-ice drills, on-ice and off-ice timed or measured skills, and a scrimmage. The tentative NMPDC schedule is as follows:

            Registration Starts: 1:00pm

            On-Ice Sessions:  2:15 to 3:15pm and 4:45 to 6:15pm                              

After the scrimmage, evaluators and coaches will briefly meet with each participant individually to discuss their strengths and target areas for improvement. Players will be notified of their results by email shortly after the camp.

The cost to participate in the NMPSC is $45 (or $60 if you register after April 20th or at the Door).

Please be aware, should you be selected to attend the District or National camps, there are additional costs associated with those camps. Though the extra cost can be burdensome, the benefits of these camps include:

  • On-ice participation  with  NCAA  College,  Junior,  AAA,  Prep  School,  USAH National and, sometimes, NHL personnel
  • Opportunity to measure themselves against the best players in the district
  • Exposure to scouts and higher-level coaching
  • Possible selection to the gender and birth year specific National USA Hockey Select Camps


We look forward to seeing everyone at the camp on April 21st.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like an application.


by posted 03/13/2018

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